Exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation

CEASE Summit 2019

Wednesday 9th October
Westminster Central Hall
London
A full day event including refreshments. Lunch ticket available.

Speaker Presentations

  • Tom Farr: Behind the curtain of the porn industry; a look at the corporate giants profiting from sexual exploitation.
  • Dr. Kathleen Richardson: Sex Robots and the Hatred of Women and Girls.
  • Pat Branigan: Harmful Sexual Behaviour: Its prevalence and links to other types of abuse and trauma
  • Julie Bindel & Fiona Broadfoot: Press for Change: Helping journalists understand the reality of the global sex trade.
  • Dr. Sam Carr: Internet pornography and the erosion of empathy.
  • Mary Sharpe: The Challenges of Teaching School Pupils about Internet Pornography.
  • Maureen O’Hara: Recognising the Links between the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Women: How can we End Demand for Both?

Why Attend?

The CEASE Summit 2019 is an event intended to unite diverse groups and individuals committed to ending sexual exploitation in all of its forms, including pornography, sex trafficking, prostitution, child sexual exploitation and other forms of sexual violence and abuse. We’ll expose the links between these different forms and explore how to tackle drivers such as objectification, hyper-sexualisation and the commercial sex industry.

Unified by a common aim, the Summit is a forum for mutual support and encouragement, a time for sharing news, developments and ideas, and for nurturing collaboration. Join us as we hear from a leading voices in this important area, including politicians, academics, journalists, activists and charity workers.

  • Discover more about the interconnectedness of different forms of sexual exploitation
  • Gain unique and diverse perspectives on how to address the drivers and underlying causes of abuse
  • Get updates on the latest news, initiatives and developments

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Speakers

Sarah Champion

Sarah Champion

MP for Rotherham and Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities (2016–2017)

 

Julie Bindel

Julie Bindel

Journalist, author and political activist

 

Sammy Woodhouse

Sammy Woodhouse

Survivor, whistle-blower and activist

 

Sam Carr

Sam Carr

Senior Lecturer, Bath University

 

Mary Sharp

Mary Sharp

CEO of the Reward Foundation

 

Fiona Broadfoot

Fiona Broadfoot

Survivor and activist

 

Kathleen Richardson

Kathleen Richardson

Professor of Ethics and Culture of Robots and AI, DeMontford University

 

Pragna Patel

Pragna Patel

Director, Southall Black Sisters

 

Pat Branigan

Pat Branigan

Development & Impact Manager at the NSPCC

 

Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara

Senior Lecturer in Law, Solicitor, Coventry University

 

Tom Farr

Tom Farr

Human rights researcher, Law student

 

Caroline Hattersley

Caroline Hattersley

Director, women@thewell

 

Laila Namdarkhan

Laila Namdarkhan

Object

 

Helena Croft

Helena Croft

Founding Trustee and Executive Director of Streetlight UK.

 

Carole Stone CBE

Carole Stone CBE

 

AGENDA

Time
08.30-09.00 Registration and Coffee
09.00-09.10

09.10-10.00

Welcome from Naomi Miles, Chair of CEASE UK

Sammy Woodhouse, CSE Survivor and Activist: Experience and Aftermath of Child and Adult
Exploitation

10.00-10.30

Tom Farr, Human Rights Researcher: Behind the curtain of the porn industry; a look at the
corporate giants profiting from sexual exploitation

10.30-11.00

Dr. Kathleen Richardson, De Montfort University: Sex Robots and the Hatred of Women and Girls

11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
11.30-12.00

Pat Branigan, Development and Impact Manager, NSPCC: Harmful Sexual Behaviour: Its prevalence and links to other types of abuse and trauma

12.00-12.10

Laila Namdarkhan, Activist with Object: How Small Activism can Bring Results: How a Central
London Porn Fest got Cancelled

12.10-13.00 Panel Discussion: Challenges to Front-line Services in the Current Political Climate.

  • Carole Stone CBE (Chair)
  • Helena Croft, Director of Streetlight
  • Caroline Hattersley, Director of women@thewell
  • Pragna Patel, Director, Southall Black Sisters
  • Rosemarie Cameron, Anti-VAW Sector
13.00-14.00 LUNCH BREAK
14.00-14.30

Julie Bindel, Radical feminist activist & Fiona Broadfoot, Sex trade survivor and CEO, Build-a-Girl; Press for Change: Helping journalists understand the reality of the global sex trade.

14.30-15.00

Sarah Champion MP: Supporting women to exit sexual exploitation

15.00-15.30

Dr. Sam Carr, Professor, Bath University: Internet pornography and the erosion of empathy

 

15.30-15.40

15.40-16.10

SHORT BREAK

Mary Sharpe CEO, The Reward Foundation: The Challenges of Teaching School Pupils about Internet Pornography.

16.10-16.40

Maureen O’Hara, Solicitor and Senior Lecturer, Coventry University; Recognising the Links between the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Women: How can we End Demand for Both?

16.40 Conference close

Organisations

Fiona Bruce, MP

“Prostitution and the commercial sex industry are intrinsically linked with modern slavery. As we have heard, the market for commercial sex operates as a pull for traffickers and organised crime groups.”

Report by UN Commission on Human Rights Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Sigma Huda

“It is rare that one finds a case in which the path to prostitution … [does] not involve, at the very least, an abuse of power and or an abuse of vulnerability. Power and vulnerability in this context must be understood to include power disparities based on gender, race, ethnicity, and poverty.”

Catharine Mackinnon

“…when fear and despair produce acquiescence and acquiescence is taken to mean consent, consent is not a meaningful concept.”